Ace investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has expressed worry about some of the happenings under the ruling NPP government.
He made these concerns known at the 2020 Baah-Wiredu Memorial Lecture which took place yesterday, October 29, 2020 at the Kofi Annan India ICT Centre, Ridge, Accra.
Mannaseh, not mincing words on his take on media freedom said:
“It is unfortunate that all these are happening in the administration of President Akufo-Addo who was marketed to us as a staunch human rights campaigner.
“If President Akufo-Addo is re-elected in December, he should be mindful that, it is unacceptable for his record in press freedom to still be touted as the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law, which in fact, is an achievement by President J. A. Kufuor.
“Free SHS and the One District One Factory will remain legacies of the Akufo-Addo presidency and not the ministers he appointed to implement his vision.
“Our elders say that; a man must do his own growing up no matter how tall his father was. I know how tolerant the Kufuor, Atta Mills and John Mahama administrations have been of free speech and Nana Akufo-Addo must carve his own niche.”